Creating an ecologically sustainable northern Australia

Hill, Rosemary (2005) Creating an ecologically sustainable northern Australia. In: Papers from the 2003 Charles Darwin Symposia, pp. 95-114. From: 2003 Charles Darwin Symposia, 17 - 18 July 2003, Darwin, NT, Australia.

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[Extract] Northern Australia is a region with a unique natural and social setting. The tropical lands and seas of Cape York Peninsula, the Gulf, the Top End and the Kimberley display a high diversity of habitats, including mangrove forests, fringing coral reefs, tropical savannas, rainforests, heathlands, mound springs, and provide the home for numerous animals, such as the eclectus parrot, the spotted cuscus and the palm cockatoo. This region includes the largest extent of near-natural tropical savanna landscapes in the world-Cape York Peninsula is outstanding globally for its high natural integrity; in the Kimberley region less than one per cent has been cleared.

Item ID: 7852
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: cultural resources; natural resources; sustainability
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Paper presented at Symposium Two: Beyond the Frontier, Sustainable futures for North Australia.

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ISBN: 978-0-9757614-6-5
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010 23:06
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 51%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940102 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare @ 49%
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